Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Flower power

This card is seriously cased from the latest issue of Impressions, the monthly publication sent to all UK Stampin' Up! Demos. To be fair I have changed the colours and stamps that I used but the techniques and layout are the same. This card features 4 different stamping techniques. The flower accent stamp is in the Mini catalogue and I lurve it. I think the shape of the petals is just divine.
Anyway from the top down:

  • Regular stamping in Rose Red
  • Rock and roller (or something like that), where the stamp was inked with Pretty in Pink first and then rolled on the edges through Rose Red. The darker colour tints the edges of the flower giving a graduated colour, which is really pretty.
  • This flower was 'stamped off' i.e. the stamp was stamped once and then this image was made when the stamp was stamped again to produce a lighter image
  • This is 'reverse kissing' where the flower stamp was inked up and then pressed against Baroque Motifs swirly stamp that had no ink on it. The result is this delicate pattern.

So it looks complex but actually they were incredibly quick and easy, and I managed to make 4 in about 30 minutes... the hardest part was cutting out the flowers by hand! I will have to invest in a mat pack as my piercing is shamefully wonky!
This photo was taken today of the Munchkin before we got dressed. Immy wasn't feeling well as she's been teething and hasn't been enjoying the pain! It was a looong day waiting for a stairgate to turn up (which is still yet to arrive) so we went out to Wizzy World, a soft play centre near us. Oh my gosh the noise was horrendous! As it was raining the place was heaving and it was quite a job protecting the little one from wild big kids who were on the rampage! Still, she loved it and slept really well afterwards!!

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